Alternatives to File Shredder for all platforms with any license

  • Eraser

    Eraser is an advanced security tool (for Windows), which allows you to completely remove sensitive data from your hard drive by overwriting it several times with...

    Free Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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  • Darik's Boot and Nuke

    Dariks Boot and Nuke ("DBAN") is a self-contained boot disk that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN will automatically and completely delete...

    Freemium Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    • Discontinued DBAN was last updated in June 2015 and does not support SSDs (SATA Secure Erase). The official website is now pushing users to use Blancco Drive Eraser, a commercial drive wiping tool.
  • WipeFile

    WipeFile erases files and folders secure and fast. WipeFile overwrites the information completely, so there is no way to undelete the files or reconstruct the file...

    Free Windows

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    • Discontinued The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.4, released in April 2014, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • SDelete

    SDelete, short for Secure Delete, is a command-line based data destruction tool and can be run from the Command Prompt in Windows 7, Vista, or XP.

    Free Windows

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  • BCWipe

    BCWipe data wiping software enables you to permanently delete files selectively so that they can never be recovered or undeleted. BCWipe embeds itself within Windows and...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • HDShredder

    HDShredder by Miray Software deletes entire hard disks, partitions or other storage media securely and according to international standards if desired. Safely recycle...

    Freemium Windows

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  • EraserDrop

    EraserDrop Portable is an easy-to-use secure data removal tool. It is a drop target (a floating icon on your desktop) that you can drop files onto to quickly erase them...

    Free Personal Windows PortableApps.com

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  • xShredder

    With xShredder you can destroy your sensitive files. Choose from simple destruction or shredding by Peter Gutmann 35 times.

    Free Open Source Windows

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    • Discontinued Development focus moved to http://alternativeto.net/software/context-shredder/
  • DockShredder

    This app provides a widget in the dock of Mac OSX. Drag and drop your documents into the app icon to permanently delete them. It is DoD 5220.22 M compliant. Additionally...

    Free Open Source Mac

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  • Context-Shredder

    With Context-Shredder you can destroy your sensitive files. Choose from simple destruction or shredding by Peter Gutmann. Users can create deletion tasks, overwrite...

    Free Open Source Windows

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  • wipe

    wipe is a little command for securely erasing files from magnetic media. It compiles under various unix platforms, including Linux 2. * , (Open, Net, Free)BSD, aix 4.1...

    Free Open Source Linux

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File Shredder Comments

Comment by Wisefaq
about File Shredder · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

File Shredder is a good eraser application.

The downside is that it does not "shred" the directory table entry after you have shredded a file.
This means that directory names, but not files, are recoverable.
(see here for further details: http://blog.wisefaq.com/2010/09/14/file-shredder-well-fails/ )

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File names are recoverable too. It appears Recuva also leaves file names intact. I guess I'll have to look at Eraser again.